A cookie is a small text file which is sent from our web server, and placed on your computer (laptop, mobile device etc.) when you browse the websites or use our mobile apps. They hold only a modest amount of data, and allow the web server to recognise your computer’s browser and respond accordingly.
These cookies are necessary for the websites to work, and enable you to move around the websites and use the services and features. Disabling these cookies will reduce performance and may make these services and features unavailable. Strictly Necessary Cookies are used to collect session ID and authentication data. They are “session” cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.
Functional Cookies allow the websites to help maintain your session and remember the choices you made in order to provide functionality for your benefit. Functional Cookies are used to collect information about your language preferences and other preferences indicated during your visit. For example, functional “session” cookies allow the websites to remember settings specific to you (such as, your country selection) which ultimately improves your web experience. Functional Cookies also include persistent cookies which are used to remember your preferences when you subsequently visit.
Analytic Cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the websites in order to improve the performance and design of our services. For these purposes, Analytic Cookies collect information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP address, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the websites and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located.
By using our websites you agree that, unless you have set your device’s browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies on your device, and use that data in accordance with this policy.
How to control cookies
You can control which cookies you want to be stored on your computer through the settings in your web browser. You can configure your browser to accept or reject certain or all cookies, as well as see what cookies have been set.
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block our website cookies, you can perform the following actions:
- On your browser tools menu, select ‘Internet Options’
- Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and then on the ‘Sites’ button
- Type into the ‘Address of website’ field: www.CliffordChance.com
- Click on the ‘Block’ button
- Click on the OK button
Guidance on how to block website cookies on other browsers can be found below:
More detailed information on disabling cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org/. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including, for example, Strictly Necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites.
If you have a specific cookie query, please contact us.